Where Hope Lives: About the Phoenix Dream Room Project

Where Hope Lives - Dream Rooms

As Featured on WhereHopeLives.org

When Karen Rapp was asked what she hoped to take away from her time creating the perfect Dream Room, she replied, “I’m honored to be a part of the dream.”

Since 1987, Karen Rapp Interiors has offered the world a lifetime of inspiration that has helped countless clients discover their own personal sense of taste and style.

Now she is giving her luxury design expertise back to young women in need of a space that allows them the freedom and inspiration to hope again. She wants to provide every guest with the foundation upon which to dream about the endless possibilities that enrich their lives. From the time she was a child, Karen’s imagination was captivated by the art of interior decorating.

This passion led to many life-changing experiences throughout her career. Such opportunities have opened her to the beauty of life.

With her Dream Room, Karen wishes nothing more than to help others open their own hearts to the incredible beauty that surrounds us all.

 

About the Dream Room Project

The Where Hope Lives program housed in a former hotel, we realized the obvious parallels between past and present accommodations could be traumatic and negatively influence the girl’s recovery, or if she would even stay in the program.
So we said, let’s start a project with 10 rooms, basically take them down to the studs, bring in the top interior designers in the Valley, and create the dream rooms these girls never had as kids.

Karen Rapp Interiors Dream Room Bath

 

The initial minutes, hours and days that a young women first walks into her beautiful Dream Room are wholly committed to her safety, her security and her feeling welcomed and loved. Since the launch of the first phase of the Dream Rooms, the recidivism rate has plummeted. In fact, in early summer, construction on the second phase of the Dream Rooms was completed. The design specification for this new phase was aimed at serving the 30% of girls who come into the program pregnant, and who will become new mothers while residents of Where Hope Lives.

Dream Room Main Living Space

We are forever grateful to:

  • Arizona Foothills Magazine, Desert Star Construction, Mark and Chrissy Donnelly
  • Est Est Interior Design, Cullum Homes, Paradise Valley Interiors, BedBrock Developers, Tana Thompson Interiors, Landmark West, Candelaria Design, Camelback Interior Design, R.J. Gurley Construction, Paul Lauren Design Consultants, Nance Construction, PHX Architecture, John Brooks, Salcito Custom Homes and NRG Energy.
  • Amelia Kizerian Interiors, Janet Brooks Design, Karen Rapp Interiors, Overstreet Interiors, Ownby Design, Oz Architects, Palm Design Group, TM Design Studio, Treken Interiors, and Vallone Design.

Thank you for living beyond yourselves so that you could give into the lives of others.
To learn more about the Dream Rooms, visit Where Hope Lives.

Watch this short, 4-minute video about a Phoenix Dream Room resident.

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